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  The World of Learning Organisations

Many countries of the world have already moved from the industrial age into the age of information and knowledge. Here the emphasis is on skills and competencies and on personal learning capability and initiative more than solutions imposed by management. The new skills are high order skills. They engender both employability and employment. Without them, individuals are disabled, not just mentally and in their ability to find work, but also in their capacity to fulfil their own human potential.

Core Skills and Competencies for Personal Survival in the Lifelong Learning Age


Self-management skills

  • Being determined to fulfil personal potential
  • Continuously developing personal skills and confidence
  • Setting and achieving realistic personal targets
  • Purposeful introspection
  • Maintaining perspective and a sense of humour

Handling and interpreting  information

  • Using information technology tools and techniques
  • Collecting, storing, analysing and combining information
  • Recognising patterns and links

Applying new knowledge into practice

  • Seeing the connection between theory and practice,
  • Transforming knowledge into action

Learning to learn

  • Staying open to new knowledge and new learning techniques
  • Identifying and using sources of knowledge
  • Relating learning to personal objectives

Questioning, reasoning and critical judgement

  • Knowing the difference between good, bad and indifferent
  • Continually wanting to improve procedures, processes and situations
  • Never being satisfied with the status quo

Management and Communication skills

  • Expressing oneself clearly orally and verbally in formal and informal situations
  • Persuading others
  • Listening to others
  • Helping others to help themselves

Thinking skills and Creativity

  • Using Creativity and Imagination to solve problems
  • Thinking ‘out of the box’
  • Anticipating situations and developing forward vision

Adaptability, flexibility and versatility

  • Facing change with confidence
  • Adapting to new situations and tasks
  • Being ready to change personal direction

Team work

  • Sharing information and knowledge,
  • Receiving information and knowledge
  • Participating in goal-setting
  • Achieving common goals

Lifelong Learning

  • Continuously upgrading personal skills and competence
  • Cherishing the habit of learning
  • Contributing to the learning of others
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